I was really happy when I received the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara recently, as the UK’s current best selling mascara I was curious as to what it had to offer, especially as I’m normally someone who takes a liking for ones which are more on the pricey side, and at only around the £6 mark – I was hoping it would be one which could turn my love for high end into a thing of the past.
I’ve now had this for about a month, which I think is the right length of time to test, a mascara definitely isn’t the same on day 1 as it is on day 30 (which I say all the time I know!) . Lash Sensational has a curved rubber wand, and again that’s not the normal type of mascara I gravitate towards, with a normal love for traditional bristled wands! The wand is designed to be first used with the curve fitting against your lashes to help capture even the smallest lashes – with a second coat then being turned so the curve reflects against the lashes to add volume and length. Personally I don’t like this approach, I find it clumsy and more messy ending up with mascara all over my eye shadow – and the results are no different as to if I just used the other side of a brush for a quick second coat.
Between coats I do find you have to pretty much go in for a second one straight away – leaving it a minute between tends to make the lashes start sticking together at the ends – a look which isn’t the best. It doesn’t however seem to clump at all, it’s lengthening and separating – it does add volume but not as much as I normally like – plus it doesn’t budge through the day with no transferring or flaking.
Overall, I do like it – but I don’t love it, compared to my favourite Too Faced Better than Sex, it adds more volume, length, doesn’t clump or flake. If you don’t like spending a lot of money in a mascara then I would thoroughly recommend – personally I don’t mind spending £15/£20 on a product which will last me 3 or so months and I’ll really love over one that I’ll just like – but I know that’s not for everyone, especially in terms of mascara!
Are you a high end or a drug store mascara lover? Let me know your favourites!